New Midweek UK Flights Help The Costa Cálida Soar

17 June 2019

The new Region de Murcia airport in Corvera is ready to break the 1m barrier with a host of new European flight routes opening up the region for an influx of holidaymakers.

New direct flights have recently been added to the schedule with three new arrivals on Wednesdays during the summer season. Ryanair has started operating a new flight from London Stansted, while Jet2 is now offering a service from both Leeds-Bradford and Manchester on the same day into the brand new airport.

With regular flights already also operating from London Gatwick, London Stansted, Luton, Leeds-Bradford, Glasgow Prestwick, Bournemouth, Nottingham, Bristol and Manchester, it means British tourists can make their holiday plans with ease to enjoy the many diverse attractions of a Spanish region which continues to grow in popularity.

It’s not just Brits who will see the benefits with fellow Europeans also able to take advantage of new services from Prague, Warsaw and Mallorca, while a new winter route to Billund in Denmark is also now scheduled.

It means around 1m seats are available into the region for the summer months, which should provide a major boost to the tourism sector.

The UK continues to be the strongest market for Murcia with more than 400,000 visitors in 2018 (around 41 per cent of the total number of tourists to the region).

A spokesperson for the Instituto de Turismo de la Región de Murcia, said: “We are now seeing the benefits of the new airport’s extra capacity and we look forward to welcoming more guests to the region in the future.”

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About Región de Murcia
The Costa Cálida, Región de Murcia is an ideal leisure and sport destination for UK travelers. The area offers year-round sunshine with an average temperature of 19.4°c and 315 days of sunshine per year.

The picturesque region is just two hours from the UK by plane, in the south-east of Spain. Región de Murcia is in a privileged setting within the Mediterranean basin and includes 252km of coastline, known as the ‘Costa Cálida’ or warm coast. Visitors can take their pick from numerous sandy beaches; a variety of water sports and diving locations; 22 top-quality golf courses, all within easy reach of each other; delicious culinary delights; relaxing spas; and the opportunity to explore the beautiful countryside and regional parks.

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Steve Wilson - Editorial Manager
Region of Murcia Tourist Board c/o The Azalea Group
Tel: +44 1730 711 920